Dr Daniel Davis

Dr Daniel DavisTel: 020 3447 9910
Email: daniel.davis1@nhs.net

Acute Medical Unit (AMU), Medicine for the elderly

Professional background

Dr Davis is a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow and Honorary Consultant in Geriatric Medicine. He qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2003 and undertook postgraduate training in Oxford and London. His PhD was obtained from the University of Cambridge. At UCLH, he is interested in improving the care of older people with cognitive impairment in the hospital setting.

Research interests

Dr Davis's primary interest is the relationship between delirium and/or acute illness and trajectories of cognitive decline in large population-representative studies. He seeks to understand these relationships in their broadest sense, from the pathophysiological underpinnings through to the implications for health care policy.

Dr Davis is the PI of the Delirium and Population Health Informatics Cohort (DELPHIC) study, which tracks cognition before, during and after acute illness in older Camden residents.

His academic appointment is at the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL (www.nshd.mrc.ac.uk)


  • Davis, D. H., Skelly, D. T., Murray, C., Hennessy, E., Bowen, J., Norton, S., . . . Cunningham, C. (2015). Worsening cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative pathology progressively increase risk for delirium. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 23:403-415.
  • Fong, T. G., Davis, D. (joint first author), Growdon, M. E., Albuquerque, A., & Inouye, S. K. (2015). The interface between delirium and dementia in elderly adults. Lancet Neurol, 14:823-832.
  • Davis, D. H. J., Muniz Terrera, G., Keage, H., Rahkonen, T., Oinas, M., Matthews, F. E., . . . Brayne, C. (2012). Delirium is a strong risk factor for dementia in the oldest-old: A population-based cohort study. Brain, 135:2809-2816.
  • Brayne, C., & Davis, D. (2012). Making Alzheimer's and dementia research fit for populations. Lancet. 380:1441-1443

GMC/GDC number: 6071953